In this episode Cathy and Sarah discuss several of the 2017 challenges that are available through Board Game Geek, Frank tells us about B17: Queen of the Skies, and Cathy talks with Susan and Ian from Diamond Dust Dreams Publishing.
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Our Turn! Women on Gaming Inducted into The Dice Tower Network!!!
Today we achieved one of our biggest goals to date. We have been accepted into the podcast network of the premier gaming podcast – The Dice Tower. For anyone who doesn’t know what the Dice Tower is, just know that this is a VERY BIG DEAL for us and we are EXTREMELY excited.
The host of The Dice Tower, Tom Vasel, makes the announcement that our show, Our Turn! Women on Gaming, is being inducted into the Network along with two other shows: Board Game Blitz – another all female hosted show that started just two weeks before we launched (Congratulations ladies!) and The Family Gamers – a husband and wife team that talks about gaming with kids (Congratulations to them too!). The announcement is made in the first five minutes of The Dice Tower Network show Board Game Breakfast.
We are so excited to get the kind of exposure that a network like The Dice Tower can bring to our show but more importantly to Women in the Gaming Industry and Hobby – Game Masters, Players, Designers, Artists, Publishers, Distributors, and Store Owners. We look forward to working with The Dice Tower Crew going forward.
We all love producing Our Turn Podcast. When you enjoy something, pouring your heart and soul into it is a labor of love. However, we are constrained by our own resources on what we can do with this podcast. We’d like to do so much more and are asking for your help to make this podcast grow and become better and more entertaining. To enable audience support, we’ve set up a Patreon page where, if you feel so inclined, you can go to support the work we’re doing on this show.
Our first priority is to improve the audio. We know that the audio quality can make or break any show and we are committed to improving it going forward. Our first goal is to purchase better mics for Sarah and Nicole and to obtain some audio equipment to make field interviews better. We also want to make sure that our hosting is secure so that we can continue bringing you this show every two weeks.
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Mentioned in This Episode
Game Rating Scale:
We have started referring to and rating games by a rating scale. Here is how we are using this scale:
5 = Buy this! Buy this now!
4 = A good solid game!
3 = Decent with some bugs.
2 = Has great potential as kindling!
1 = Give me back the time I spent playing it!
Solo Gaming – B-17: Queen of the Skies Review with Frank
Fan and Friend of the show, Frank, does a review about playing B-17: Queen of the Skies. Check out this unique aspect of the gaming hobby.
Board Game Challenges
Cathy and Sarah discuss the board game challenges available on BoardGameGeek.com. These include (but are not limited to:
- 10 X 10 Challenge (created by our very own Sarah Reed!)
- 52 Game Challenge
- 100 x 1 Challenge
- 2017 Family Choice Challenge: Get Your Family Involved!
- Alphabet Challenge
Cathy Interviews Susan Price and her son Ian Price about their experiences publishing Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools and Bad Decisions. They also discuss publishing books vs. publishing games and their current Kickstarter effort for an expansion to Bad Decisions. You can also find them on Facebook here and here.
Games Mentioned in This Episode
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Music & Sound Effects Used in this Episode:
- Bomber B-17 Sound Effect
- Classic WW2 Prop plane dive and strafe sound FX (universal and cinesound)
- Flight of the Valkyries by Wilhelm Richard Wagner
- News Intro Sound
- Revive by Adrianna Krikl
- The Interview and the Argument by The Invasion
- Skid Stop Sound Effect
- Theme Y by Steve Combs & Delta Is